‚ÄčThe Central Maryland GPAA was established in 2012 as an official chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and is operated by Central Maryland Gold Prospectors, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.

The Central Maryland GPAA is dedicated to providing environmental education in the area of recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection by providing hands on activities, educational outings and exploratory hikes for the general public, youth groups and other organizations. 

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tHe Hall of Geology, gems and minerals

Join us on Saturday, January 14th at 10 am at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in DC. 

Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the general public about recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection in our area and around the globe.

Look what's coming up!

Games, raffles and Gold!!!

Try your hand at Pan Pong, Speed Panning and other great games to win golden prizes!

What we do

December 9th @ 7PM     Holiday Party & potluck 

Free Gold friday!!!

Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker, including at the Holiday Party!

Check out our sponsors and support those who support us!

See our Vision


Our vision is to give prospectors, rockhounds and mineral enthusiasts a place to gather and share their experiences while educating others about the importance of mineral extraction and creating a public awareness of ethical prospecting and collection methods.  



Who we are

Prospector's potluck  December 9th at 7 pm

Sign up to bring a dish and fill your gizzard at the Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner.  



Join us on January 13th at 8 pm for Tales and Treasures from the Atocha Treasure Ship.